Environmental and Occupational Health

Reducing radiation hazards

Distance, shielding, PPE & containment are keys
May 1, 2014
Radiation is energy that comes from a source and travels through space and may be able to penetrate various materials.


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MSHA issues final rule reducing miners’ exposure to respirable coal dust

Black Lung disease linked to 76,000 miners' deaths since 1969
April 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released a final rule to lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust in all underground and surface coal mines.


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Can the safety and health profession survive the demise of the middle class?

April 30, 2014

I’m looking at a photo sent by a reader that shows nine workers standing in a line – one woman and eight guys it appears to me – who form the team that starts safety meetings. All are wearing jeans. All are smiling. You can tell they’re good guys (and women). They’re workers, man, plain and simple. Eight of ‘em wear ball caps.


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Wireless gas monitoring predicts safety risks

April 30, 2014
Undetected gas leaks and subsequent damage, if uncontrolled and unmonitored, pose a dangerous safety risk to industrial assets and facility workers, as well as to the communities around them.


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Is ergonomics a problem in your workplace?

Five questions will help you find out
April 30, 2014

Making sure that your workplace is as ergonomic as it can be is not only a way of setting things right, but it is also an effective means of preventing problems from occurring in the future.


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AIHA proposes 2015 IH conference in India

April 29, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is proposing US-based industrial hygiene and occupational health organizations collaborate with the Central Indian Hygiene Association (CIHA) to develop and implement an Indian National Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Conference in Mumbai, India in February 2015.


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Who is most likely to suffer MSD arm and wrist injuries on the job?

April 29, 2014

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 these six occupations suffered the worst of hand and arm musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)  injuries, requiring the longest recuperation time:


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Workers Memorial Day: “Honor the dead, fight like hell for the living”

April 28, 2014

As workers, workplace safety activists and others gather in ceremonies around the country to commemorate Workers Memorial Day today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka blasted business groups for blocking what he says are much-needed safeguards.


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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Report calls for measures to protect workers from toxic exposures

Negative effects on human health and the environment need to be reduced
April 28, 2014

With the safe use of chemicals at work designated as the theme for this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work (Workers’ Memorial Day in the U.S. and Canada), the International Labour Organization (ILO) has issued a report on steps that can be taken to safeguard workers from toxic hazards.


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Across the U.S., Workers’ Memorial Day events honor the fallen

Theme this year: toxic chemical exposure in the workplace
April 28, 2014

Today is Workers’ Memorial Day, on which individuals who have died on the job are honored in ceremonies all over the country. At the U.S. Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C., Secretary Perez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main will deliver remarks focusing on the hazards of toxic chemical exposure in the workplace – this year’s theme.


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